Attn SALC PhD: ‘Invitation: representations in development. 9th Feb’

The Social Theories and Development Histories research group, based in IDPM and HCRI, invites postgraduates across SEED, SALC and SOSS to attend a workshop exploring representations in development discourses. The workshop takes place on Monday 9th February 9.15 am – 5pm and lunch and refreshments are provided. Please find the poster attached. There are limited places so please email gemma.sou@manchester.ac.uk to register, or with any questions.

Workshop participants will hear presentations from PhDs and lecturers at IDPM and HCRI which explore the representations of development concepts or subjects such as ‘The failed state’, migrants, disaster victims, the Islamic state and social movements. The presentations will be followed by discussions with all workshop attendees. How are dominant representations of such development concepts or subjects constructed in development discourses? What effects do these representations have on development processes? Are there alternative forms of representations which might have more positive impact on development processes?

The workshop is also attended by special guests Prof. Lillie Chouliaraki (LSE), Prof. David Lewis (LSE) and Dr Helen Yanacopulous (OU) who will give expert feedback on each presentation and contribute to discussions.

There are limited places for postgraduates to attend: please email gemma.sou@manchester.ac.uk

Opportunity: There is a £50 voucher available to someone who would like to tweet about the event and write a short blog entry about it. Please email gemma.sou@manchester.ac.uk if you are interested.

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